By any chance, do you happen to have Monterey Beta as an OS ? I ask because I spent days figuring out that the root cause for all my issues (multiple crashes of the app, of macOS, multiple kernel panics, and even DFSFileProviderExtension errors) were due to my being on MacOS Monterey beta channel .
Once I reverted to stable release (currently Monterey 12.6), everything works like a charm. I can even bake some renderings now, which was impossible less than an hour ago.
my config :
MacBook Pro 14 2021
Apple M1 Max 10-Core/GPU32-Core 64 GB